RIP – Barry MacKay

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Former player, tournament director, promoter and commentator Barry MacKay has passed away in San Francisco aged 76. Nicknamed ‘The Bear’ for his stature and ebullient personality, MacKay was one of the friendliest and most-liked members of the tennis family. As a commentator, MacKay was known for his catch phrase “And there it is” on match point. – ATP Staff

Barry Mackay has passed away today at 76 years old. A very good tennis commentator, loved they way he would speak of the times playing the greats like Rod Laver among others. I will miss him and his enthusiasm he had for the game. I hope I am as alert as him when I am his age. –  The Talk Tennis Forum at Tennis Warehouse (leelord337)

Really sad to see a legend pass…
thanks for the memories Barry, remembering especially that serve & volley.
A lot of young pros who you helped are missing you already.
Mr Tennis! –  The Talk Tennis Forum at Tennis Warehouse (raging)


@rennaestubbs want 2 share my sadness in the passing of Barry Mackay. A wonderful man, who always had a smile on his face & treated me with kindness! #sad

@budcollins: I am stunned to hear my pal Barry MacKay is gone. (GREW UP WITH BARRY‘S “AND THERE IT IS” CALL ON MATCH POINT. RIP)

@ReidLaymance  Met him in San Jose. Ditto RT @reallisa: RIP tennis luminary Barry MacKay. A wonderful man. Such a loss to the sport.

@NickBollettieri   Devastated to hear that Barry MacKay has died today. Great tennis player and a great friend. He will be missed.

@babolat   We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Barry MacKay. The tennis community lost a legend today.

@justingimelstob   Really sad to hear of the passing of Barry MacKay, a huge loss to the tennis family. One of the truly great people from our sport #fb

RIP Bear RT : Just heard the sad news: Barry Mackay, one of the greats & without question one …

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